and turned it into this-
The response was very positive and there was a lot of interest around it. So when that happens, sometimes you just have to repeat it.
Several weeks ago I found this, and knew exactly what I would do with it. White with black hardware just seems so appropriate for the style.
I wasn't good about taking pictures throughout its progress, but here is what I did. I took about one minute to scratch up the surface with 220 grit sandpaper. Then I cleaned the piece very thoroughly with a 1:1 ratio of vinegar and water. It was now time to start painting. I applied 3 coats of Shabby Paints Snow White. It's the brightest white color they have. When going from a darker color to a very light one, it can take a few coats to cover. There were still some spots that weren't quite bright white due to the darker wood underneath, but applying White ReVax would conquer two things--seal and protect the paint as well as whitening and brightening it more.
Just after one coat of White ReVax, the dresser was stark white. I debated doing a little distressing but really liked it as is.
Then I painted all the hardware in Licorice. In retrospect I would have tried to spray the Licorice instead of brushing. It took a few coats to cover it completely. Finally I sealed the hardware with Black ReVax. It's a great little tip--using White ReVax over Snow White and Black ReVax over Licorice.
So here is the final result.
So once again we went from this-
And another makeover is complete!
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